IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: anthranilate O-methyltransferase

Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + anthranilate = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + O-methyl anthranilate

Other name(s): AAMT

Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:anthranilate O-methyltransferase

Comments: In the plant maize (Zea mays), the isoforms AAMT1 and AAMT2 are specific for anthranilate while AAMT3 also has the activity of EC, benzoate methyltransferase.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG Metacyc, CAS registry number:


1. Köllner, T.G., Lenk, C., Zhao, N., Seidl-Adams, I., Gershenzon, J., Chen, F. and Degenhardt, J. Herbivore-induced SABATH methyltransferases of maize that methylate anthranilic acid using s-adenosyl-L-methionine. Plant Physiol. 153 (2010) 1795-1807. [PMID: 20519632]

[EC created 2013]

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